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Mason Bee Bottle: Pollinate your neighborhood with a bee house to raise gentle native mason bees.
MASON BEES | (Osmia lignaria spp.) are gentle native bees with extraordinary pollinating abilities. With around 140 varieties of mason bees native to North America, these bees are essential to the pollination of flowers, vegetables and spring fruit trees. Mason bees are known as solitary bees because they nest alone. Unlike honey bees, mason bees do not produce honey and do not defend a hive so stinging very rarely happens. The female’s stinger is actually her egg tube, so should a rare sting occur, there is no barb or venom. They get the name “mason” from using mud to build their nests in gaps, cracks and other small cavities. One mason bee can pollinate what would be comparable to around 100 honeybees.
Includes: upcycled beer bottle, mason bee nesting tubes, wool felt hanger, directions. Bottle 6.5" high x 3.75" wide.
Handmade in Idaho
Potting Shed Creations, Ltd., is a design company with an innovative and
award winning internationally recognized brand. All of our products are
exquisitely made in Idaho by hand, one piece at a time, using only
the finest materials.
established | 1998
design & production studio | a renovated 1970’s elementary school in idaho
design statement | to create genuine, straight forward, minimal design that
distills through material, color, word, hand and function.
inspiration | nature, reclaimed objects, gastronomy, modern culture and
philosophy | people make better products than machines